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Simon Joshua Morriss

S.J. Morriss
Full Name: Simon Joshua Morriss
Other surnames: Morris
Birth date: April 15, 1843
Death date: May 18, 1902

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 26th (2) & 25th (1) Legislatures
    1/12/1897 - 1/8/1901
(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(2) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Private, 1st Lieutenant, and Captain, 10th Alabama Infantry, enlisted 6/4/1861. Simon Joshua Morriss, death date 5/18/1902 in Cass County, widow Mrs. Mary Morriss of Atlanta, Cass County, marriage date 9/9/1865 in Talladega County, Alabama. Pension File No. 23498, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Death notice, "Dr. S.J. Morriss Dead: Was an Ex-State Senator and Prominent East Texas Citizen," 5/19/1902, p. 10. Death date 5/18/1902. "Dr. Morriss served four years as State Senator from the First District of Texas." Dallas Morning News .
  • Census of 1880 - S.J. Marris, Cass County, age 37, born circa 1843 in Alabama, physician, spouse Mary, daughters Lucy, Arney, Lillie, Bell, Eula, and Kate.
    Census of 1900 - Simon J. Morriss, Atlanta, Cass County, age 53, born April 1847 in Alabama, physician, spouse Mary L.L.A., daughters E. Ama and Eula L. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • Dr. S.J. Morriss, birth date 4/15/1843, death date 5/18/1902, burial in Pine Crest Cemetery, Atlanta, Cass County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, Simon J. Morriss, M.D., pp. 39-41. Born 4/15/1843 in Talladega County, Alabama, married Mary L. Taylor 9/15/1865. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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